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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Escaping Down the Peninsula 1864- "Lieutenant Caustin, of the United States regular army . . ."

ONE MORE RECAPTURED. - Lieutenant Caustin, of the United States regular army, one of the officers who escaped from the Libby prison in the recent wholesale jail delivery from that establishment, was on Friday recaptured in the neighborhood of New Kent Court House. He was brought back to Richmond on Saturday and re-committed to the Libby.

- The Richmond Whig, February 22, 1864

Interestingly, this would be Lieutenant Manuel C. Causten's 3rd capture.

His fascinating story, and how he was captured before even joining the Army, here.

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